Dance (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by The Artisan's Courtyard
CoordinatorsSherrie Martin (aksunrise09@gmail.com) — Artistic Coordinator
Krista Stamper (jkstamper@gci.net) — Logistics Coordinator
Dance Intensive

Dance Intensive

Price: $540

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 8:00am–5:00pm

Instructors: Bohuslava (Slávka) Jelínková, Ryan Beck, Dante Puleio

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Costume fee included in class price.

Explore your passion for dance with this two-week Dance Intensive Course! Take classes in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern taught by qualified guest artists from all over the country. At the end of the two weeks, dancers will show all that they've learned in a dynamic and collaborative performance. Open to dancers 12 years old and up who have at least two years of experience.

Dance registrants may meet with the guest artists at 3:00 p.m. on the opening Sunday afternoon, at the Artisan's Courtyard (College Road and Westwood Way). [more]

Ballet only
$265

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Modern only
$215

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Jazz Only
$215

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Ballet Technique only
$150

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Modern Technique only
$100

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Jazz Technique Only
$100

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Pilates for Dancers

Pilates for Dancers

Price: $160

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 8:00–8:50am

Instructor: Ruth Merriman

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Included in Dance Intensive. Become a stronger, injury-free dancer by developing a strong core and improving flexibility, balance, and concentration. A deep and rigorous warm-up for all athletes and dancers to start the day with increased body awareness and energy.

Pilates for Dancers (week 1)
$85

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Pilates for Dancers (week 2)
$85

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Irish Dance for All

Irish Dance for All

Price: $175

Days: MTWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 10:00–11:50am

Instructor: Andrew Vickers

Location: North Star Dance Studio

This fun class is suitable for all ages and skills. We will determine modules based on attendance. We will move through various techniques to improve your foundation of Irish dance, as well as offer performative methods and rhythm structures that you can use on stage, as well as in your traditional steps. There will be an open Q and A section for specific requests. Dance sneakers, leather soled shoes, Irish or tap shoes are suitable.

East European Folk Dance

East European Folk Dance

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 5:00–5:50pm

Instructor: Bohuslava (Slávka) Jelínková

Location: North Star Dance Studio

This is your chance to stamp your feet, twirl your skirt, clap your hands, and plunge into the passionate East European world of Hungarian, Russian, and Polish stylized folk dances for the classical stage—mazurka, czardas, polonaise, and more! Classes will consist of bar work, center work, and dance combinations. Women wear your wide, knee-length skirts and one-inch heels; men bring your soft shoes; and everyone bring your passion!

Swing Dance

Swing Dance

Price: $175

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 7:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Stefani Borrego

Location: North Star Dance Studio

This class will cover the East Coast Swing plus 1-3 of the following styles of swing depending on class preference: West Coast Swing, Lindy, and Hustle. No partner required. Partners are encouraged but not required to rotate. We will start with the basics and advance as quickly as the class allows.

Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 6:00–7:20pm

Instructor: Bohuslava (Slávka) Jelínková

Location: North Star Dance Studio

We will examine how to use the body to its full potential by experimenting with the principles of weight and momentum. A variety of music will inspire the dancer to use technique simply as a vehicle for efficiency as we sweep through challenging and rewarding phrase work. Focusing on how to master the simple technique of ballet, we will enjoy seamlessly flying across the room and back again.

Adult Modern Dance

Adult Modern Dance

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 6:00–7:20pm

Instructor: Dante Puleio

Location: North Star Dance Studio

Puleio is a certified teacher of the Jose Limon Technique and his modern class is inspired by his time with Limon, and his experience with musical theatre, commercial, and contemporary dance. A simple warm up to strengthen and stretch, turns into a discovery of weight, momentum and using technique as a vehicle for safety and efficiency. Focusing on the principals of suspension, opposition, fall and recovery the phrase work will move you through space incorporating the ideas of control and release, speed, accuracy and performance, and most of all enjoyment. [more]

Tap Workshop

Tap Workshop

Price: $35

Days: F (week 1), July 21

Times: 7:30–9:00pm

Instructor: Ryan Beck

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Always wanted to tap dance? Here's your chance! Come learn basic Tap steps in a fun, upbeat environment. No worries, even if you feel you're rhythmically challenged or uncoordinated - we encourage you to attend! No Tap shoes or experience required - just a smile!

Flamenco Dance to Live Guitar

Flamenco Dance to Live Guitar

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 5:30–7:00pm

Instructors: Lucia Artacho, Manuel Perez

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Medium-Advanced level (back to back with the Intro to Flamenco Guitar at the same location if possible). Prior attendance to the Intro to Flamenco, other experience with Flamenco, or a medium to advanced level in other dancing discipline (eg Belly dance) highly recommended. We will learn in-depth the origin and meaning of 6 of the main palos of Flamenco: rumba, tango, guajira, alegria, buleria, and solea. We will go over some of the most common steps to set you up for success as a solo bailaor (dancer) leading the cuadro (ensemble) in a relaxed, friendly, encouraging environment. [more]

Introduction to Flamenco

Introduction to Flamenco

Price: $80

Days: WTh (week 1), July 19 & 20

Times: 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Lucia Artacho

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Beginner Level. Flamenco from ground 0. Includes a theory part that includes an historical overview of Flamenco origin, Flamenco terms, Flamenco palos (rhythms), and musicality. The students will learn a short Tango (Flamenco) choreography sequence and receive a CD containing different styles for them to practice their skills.
Bring form fitting clothing and, for women, flowy long skirt (some extras available to borrow at the workshop). Flamenco shoes a plus but not required; you can bring character shoes or dress shoes with no more than 2" heel. NO tap shoes and NO boots that restrict ankle movement.

Iranian Folk Dance I

Iranian Folk Dance I

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 1), July 17–21

Times: 5:30–6:20pm

Instructor: Terri Massa

Location: North Star Dance Studio

Azeri Saucer Dance (Nelbeki): The saucer dance is performed by friends of the bride to celebrate her wedding. The dancers keep time by clicking sewing thimbles against tea saucers held in their hands.

Iranian Folk Dance II

Iranian Folk Dance II

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 5:30–6:20pm

Instructor: Terri Massa

Location: North Star Dance Studio

Qashqai Scarf Dance: The Qashqai nomads are famous for their elaborate wool carpets. In this dance the movements of the scarves are said to resemble the arm movements while weaving a carpet.

Norwegian Folk Dance

Price: $80

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 11:00–11:50am

Instructor: Mari Eikeland

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 2

Clumsy feet or seasoned dancer? Low or high impact? All abilities welcome! Here’s your opportunity to learn traditional dance styles of Vals and Reinlender expressed in various types of dances: song, figure, and old-time couple. (Caution: Circle dancing may get you caught in belly-laughs of the “entangled pretzel!” You’ll get untangled before week’s end.) Join us to experience this uplifting week! Optional costume rental fee: $5 - $15.

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